trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Andes
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Cerro San Bernardo (4,150m) is a mountain located in the Vallecitos ski center. It is very close to Mendoza city, only 80 kilometers away. It also lies within the Andes mountain range, standing out for its unique beauty and excelente location.

Vallecitos is home to many other equally impressive mountains, like the Cerro Adolfo Calles, Stepanek and Franke. All of them rise above the 4,000 meters of height. Thus, making the expeditions on these peaks the perfect training for taller ones.

So, this is the perfect trip if you are planning to climb higher mountains, like the Aconcagua (6,962m) in the Andes, or others in the Himalayas.

Due to the high altitude at which we will be trekking, this expedition requires you to be in a good physical shape. Also, it requires you to have previous experience climbing.

But my main goal is that you reach the top of Cerro San Bernardo safely. So, I’ll make sure we follow all the measures necessary to keep you safe, while having fun. Moreover, we’ll trek at a safe pace, to ensure you have enough time for acclimatization at every stage of the expedition.

What’s more, you’ll get the chance to explore the beautiful city of Mendoza upon arrival. Try some of their famous wines and take the city tour to enjoy this wonderful city.

If you want to join this climbing adventure, send me a request. I promise it will be an unforgettable adventure reaching the summit of Cerro San Bernardo on our 3-day ascent.

However, if you don’t have any experience and wish to join an expedition, I have other options. For instance, I also guide this introductory mountaineering course in Uspallata.

Itinerary

Day 1

Potrerillos - Vallecitos - Veguitas

We’ll meet in Potrerillos. Then, we’ll transfer to the Vallecitos ski center at 3,000 meters. After that, we’ll trek towards Veguitas (3,200m), where we’ll set our camping and spend the night.

Day 2

San Bernardo summit

After an early breakfast we’ll head to the top of Cerro San Bernardo. Then we’ll head back to Veguitas, where we’ll stay for the night.

Day 3

Descent trekking

Early morning, and after a delicious breakfast we’ll descend to Vallecitos. Then, we’ll transfer to Potrerillos where our adventure ends.

Price per person

Group of 39500ARS

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance
Minumum 3 people are required for this trip. We confirm all departures 15 days in advance. On top the guide fee the price includes: round trip transportation Potrerillos-Vallecitos, all the meals during the expedition, first aid kit, group equipment (heaters, pots); personal insurance, vhf-uhf radio. It doesn’t include: porters; meals and transportation in the city of Mendoza; other meals outside of the expedition; personal gear and clothing; expenses generated for abandoning the expedition, rescue and evacuation; any other item not mentioned here.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
?

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

3-day guided ascent to Cerro San Bernardo

Accommodation

Camping

More info

I recommend you bring the following items: trekking pants, thermal clothing, rainproof pants, a pair of mountaineering socks, a pair of regular socks, two pairs of trekking socks, mountaineering shoes, two short sleeves t-shirts, two long sleeves t-shirts, windstopper, warm jacket, raincoat, 2 pairs of gloves, rainproof gloves, cap, polar hat, buff, sunglasses, spare sunglasses. trekking poles, 75+15 liters backpack, headlamp, sleeping bag (-15o / -20o C), sleeping pad, unbreakable 1 liter thermos, multi-use pocket knife, unbreakable cup and plate, two bottles of at least 1 liter each, personal first aid kit, sunscreen spf 60, chapstick, cream, lighter, nylon bags, crampons, toiletries, camera, cell phone, gps. In case you need to rent any equipment, please let me know in advance.

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